BOOKS PLUS: Magazines, books, storytime
• Digital magazines: Get online access to digital versions of your favourite print magazines through Port Moody Public Library’s subscription to the Zinio service. You can use your PMPL card to download hundreds of U.S. and Canadian magazines to your computer or your Apple, Android or Windows 8 mobile device. Visit library.portmoody.ca and look under Digital Content.
• Share English Practice Groups for Adults (drop-in): Want to improve your English? Go to the library’s ParkLane Room on Fridays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. to join other English learners in this free program put on by Share Family and Community Services. You will get to practise English, make new friends and find out about your community.
• Adult summer reading club: In addition to the kids’ and teens’ clubs, the library has Port Moody Reads for adults. The club runs through Aug. 31 and anyone 19 years or older can join. Pick up an entry form at the library and start reading; drop off a short review and enter to win prizes.
For more information, visit library.portmoody.ca or call 604-469-4577. Port Moody Public Library is located at 100 Newport Dr., in the city hall complex.
• Adult Learner Book Club: You can make new friends, read interesting books and practise English in a fun environment at the Terry Fox Library. Adults upgrading their reading skills or learning English are welcome to join. The books discussed vary from ELSA Levels 2 to 5, according to the reading levels and interests of the group. The group meets on the second Friday of each month from 2 to 3 p.m. Registration is appreciated. Call or drop by the information desk to join.
And there are other summer reading clubs:
• Read to Me (birth to pre-school-age kids): Little ones get stickers, prizes and medals. Keep track of the reading you do with your child.
• Kids (kindergarten to Grade 6): Join the summer reading club and get a hilarious reading record designed by illustrator Jeremy Tankard. Win prizes, see shows and earn a medal — just by reading every day.
• Teens (Grades 7 to 12): Pick up a reading record, read, enter to win prizes… repeat and win more prizes — it doesn’t get much simpler.
• Adults: Enter draws for every seven days of reading — the more you read, the more chances you have to win.
For more information, visit www.fvrl.bc.ca or the Fraser Valley Regional Library Facebook page. Terry Fox Library is located 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo. Phone 604-927-7999.
It’s a busy summer at Coquitlam Public Library, including:
• Storytime for babies and toddlers: Songs, rhymes, bounces and stories for children birth to three years old and their parents or caregivers. At City Centre from 11 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, July 8 to Aug. 12; Thursdays, July 10 to Aug. 14; or Fridays, July 11 to Aug. 15. And at the Poirier branch from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays, July 10 to Aug. 14.
• Storytime for pre-schoolers: Stories, songs, finger plays and rhymes help children experience independent and group activity, gain pre-reading skills and develop a love of reading. Parents and caregivers will stay with their children and join the fun. At City Centre from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. on Tuesdays, July 8 to Aug. 12 or Thursdays, July 10 to Aug. 14. At the Poirier branch from 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays, July 9 to Aug. 13.
All of these programs are drop-in and free. Parents or caregivers are requested to remain in the library. Space is limited. For more information, call the Poirier branch at 604-937-4142 or the City Centre branch at 604-554-7334.
For more information about any of these programs, visit www.library.coquitlam.bc.ca. The City Centre branch is located at 1169 Pinetree Way and the Poirier branch at 575 Poirier St.